1988 Computer and Communications Prize (NEC Corporation); the Gano Dunn Medal for Engineering Achievement from Cooper Union; and the Cooper Union Distinguished Alumni Citation. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1985.

Eric served on many professional and advisory boards and committees. In addition to his serivce to IEEE, Eric advised the following organizations: National Research Council; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Virginia; University of California, Davis; and Cooper Union.

Eric and Anne-Marie were a delightful couple, a pleasure to be with on any occasion. Eric's many achievements will be long remembered by his many colleagues and friends at Bell Laboratories. Well remembered in particular will be his success in introducing dance music at the annual Bell Labs management conferences.

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